Sunday, 8 March 2009

2nd Some Craftivists meeting

So we had our 2nd open meeting which we decided to do crafts on the theme of International Women's Day (8th March annually). We made keyrings and badges in the colours of IWDay and used the feminist empowerment symbol seen in the photo provided.

Again, all the material were provided (felt, fabric, fabric paint, stencils, keyrings, badge-backs, shrink plastic, fabric felt tip pens, coloured card, sticky back plastic) and people made really different products.

We all had to put a white tag on our items and write a fact or thought on womens issues in the Global South. Some of us asked people to show people their item and start a conversation on these issues, others asked to think about their global sisters across the UK when they looked at their item.

We offered people in the library cafe an item in exchange for their signature on our petition for the rights of women in Iran. We got lots of smiles, thank you's, people asking what we were doing and wishing us goodluck in our future projects.

We had some old members and so new members. We all had a lovely day crafting but also had really interesting conversations about womens rights, our generations views on women and what we wanted to do next month.

any ideas what we could do next month?

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